Robert Moses irrevocably altered Sunset Park when he ran the Gowanus Expressway down Third Avenue, turning a once-vibrant commercial corridor into a forlorn industrial area covered by a steel and concrete highway. But just a few blocks north in Gowanus, some prewar charm remains in between the auto repair shops and fast food joints.
Midwood is quietly experiencing a boom in residential development, and earlier this week, new building applications were filed for a seven-story residential building at 1533 East 19th Street, in the heart of the almost-suburban Brooklyn neighborhood.
After 50,000 tenants applied to live in the affordable apartments at Stagg Group’s first project in Norwood, Bedford Park Manor, the Bronx developer paid $4.1 million for a property only a few blocks north at 3084 Webster Avenue. Now they’ve filed plans to build an 11-story apartment building on the L-shaped lot between 202nd and 203rd Streets.
Joel Schwartz’s Brooklyn-based Southside Units has filed applications for a six-story, 11-unit residential building at 622 Myrtle Avenue, in northwestern Bedford-Stuyvesant, four blocks north of the Classon Avenue stop on the G train. The building will measure 9,408 square feet, which means units will average 855 square feet apiece. A retail unit will also be located in the cellar level, and Queens-based Julien Flander is the applicant of record. A three-story brick townhouse must first be demolished.
Earlier this year, YIMBY revealed the first few renderings of Extell Development’s 252 South Street, on the Lower East Side (in the Two Bridges neighborhood), and now Bloomberg Business has the full reveal for the 80-story tower. Dubbed One Manhattan Square, the building will have more than 800 condominiums, and will feature 50,000 square feet and 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor amenities, respectively. Foundation work is well underway, and completion is expected by early 2019. Adam Associates is the architect of record.